English 12
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English 12 -  Module 4: Short Prose and Novel Study: Keeper'n Me

Module 4: Short Prose and Novel Study: Keeper'n Me

Section 1: Aboriginal History and the Novel

Lesson A: The First Storytellers

Richard Wagamese
Official website of Richard Wagamese

Richard Wagamese Native Author
Personal blog Richard Wagamese

Shannon Thunderbird: Indian Act - 1876
Evolution of the Indian Act, including some major amendments.

Union of BC Indian Chiefs: Historical Timeline: From 1700s to the Present
Comprehensive timeline of events related to Aboriginal history in Canada from European contact onward.


Section 1 Assignment: Part 1

The Tribes
Creation stories from each of the Kwakwaka'wakw tribes.

Stseptekwle-Stories of the Secwepemc
Legends of the Secwepemc people in text format, also available as audio files.

Bill Reid, Storyteller: Raven Steals the Light
Traditional Haida story describing the origins of light in the world.


Section 1 Assignment: Part 2

Thomas King: Canadian Encyclopedia


Section 2: Introducing Fiction

Lesson B: Elements of the Story

Lousie Erdrich
Official website of the author from HarperCollins Publishers.


Section 3: Fiction Up Close

Lesson B: Setting

Jack D. Forbes, Professor Emeritus
Home page for Jack Forbes' official website.


Section 3 Assignment: Part 2: Stating Your Opinion

Option 3: Sherman Alexie’s "South by Southwest"

Sherman Alexie
The official website of Sherman Alexie.


Section 4: Full Circle

Lesson A: Preparing for the Exam

BC Ministry of Education Past Provincial Exams and Keys

BC Ministry of Education Grade 12 Provincial Exam Specifications

BC Ministry of Education Provincial Exam Student Samples
Look at student writing samples and marker comments posted on the Ministry of Education website.

BC Ministry of Education Provincial Examinations Information for Students
Browse other links for students available on the Ministry of Education website.


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